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[02/10/11 - 09:16 AM]
AMC Launches New Original Drama Series, "The Killing," With Two-Hour Premiere on Sunday, April 3 at 9PM/ET
The newcomer was originally slated to launch with just the pilot.

[via press release from AMC]

AMC LAUNCHES NEW ORIGINAL DRAMA SERIES, "THE KILLING," WITH TWO-HOUR PREMIERE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 3 AT 9PM/ET

Series Stars Mireille Enos, Billy Campbell, Joel Kinnaman, Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton

Written and Executive Produced by Veena Sud

New York, NY - February 10, 2011 - AMC newest original drama, "The Killing," will debut with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, April 3 beginning at 9pm ET/PT. Subsequent episodes will be one-hour long presentations on Sundays at 10pm ET/PT. From writer, executive producer and series' showrunner Veena Sud ("Cold Case"), "The Killing" tells the story of the murder of a teenage girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation.

Leading into the two-hour premiere will be the Oscar-nominated film, Seven (1995), starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey, beginning at 6pm ET/PT.

Based on the successful Danish television series "Forbrydelsen," "The Killing" weaves together three distinct stories around a single murder, including the detectives assigned to the case and their suspects, the victim's grieving family, and the local politicians connected to the case. As "The Killing" unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they have moved on, their past still lingers.

Shot on location in Vancouver, "The Killing" is anchored by a breakout cast, including Mireille Enos ("Big Love") as Sarah Linden, the lead homicide detective investigating the death of Rosie Larsen; Billy Campbell ("Once and Again") as Darren Richmond, Seattle's City Council President running for Mayor; Joel Kinnaman (Snabba Cash) as Stephen Holder, an ex-narc cop who joins the homicide division in the investigation to find Rosie's killer; Michelle Forbes ("True Blood") as Rosie's mother, Mitch; and Brent Sexton (W., In the Valley of Elah) as Rosie's father, Stan.

"The Killing" is produced by Fox Television Studios and executive produced by Mikkel Bondesen ("Burn Notice") for Fuse Entertainment. Fuse's Kristen Campo co-produces. AMC's Joel Stillerman, senior vice president of original programming, production and digital content, Susie Fitzgerald, senior vice president of scripted development and current programming and Jason Fisher, senior vice president of production oversee production of the series for the network.

About AMC

AMC reigns as the only cable network in history to ever win the Emmy� Award for Outstanding Drama Series three years in a row, as well as the Golden Globe� Award for Best Television Series - Drama for three consecutive years. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, the AMC experience is an uncompromising celebration of great stories. AMC's original stories include Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and The Killing. AMC further demonstrates its commitment to the art of storytelling with curated movie franchises like AMC Hollywood Icon and AMC Complete Collection. Available in more than 96 million homes (Source: Nielsen Media Research), AMC is owned and operated by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and Wedding Central. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Story Matters HereSM.

About Fox Television Studios

Fox Television Studios develops and produces programming for major U.S. broadcast and cable networks, and international broadcasters. In addition to AMC's The Killing, FtvS' hit series include Burn Notice and White Collar (USA), The Glades (A&E), and Lights Out (FX). Current pilots include Outlaw Country for FX, Three Inches for SyFy, and Wild Card and Over/Under for USA. On the alternative side, series include the hit reality shows The Girls Next Door, Kendra, and Holly's World, for E!, as well as the upcoming comedy series The Jamie Foxx/Affion Crockett Project (untitled) for FOX.





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